MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Essentially Similar to U.S. Department of Labor Form OSHA

Revised 02/14/11

HMIS Health-1 Flammibility-4 Reactivity-1

1 - PRODUCT INFORMATION

 

Manufacturer : A.V.W., Inc. d.b.a. Max Professional

24 hr. Emergency Telephone: 800-424-9300

Trade Names: Winchester Gun Duster

 

Chemical Manufacturer: Dupont

Address: 1007 Market Street

                Wilmington , DE 19898

Phone : 1-800-441-7515

 

Product Manufacturer: A.V.W. Inc.

Address:  441 South State Rd 7 Ste 4

                  Margate, FL 33068

Phone: 954-972-3338

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

CHEMTREC 1-800-424-9300

Medical Emergency : 1-800-441-3637

 

COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

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Components

Material :CAS : Number: %

ETHANE, 1,1-DIFLUORO- (HFC 152a) 75-37-6 100

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HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

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Potential Health Effects

Inhalation of HFC-152a may cause nonspecific discomfort such

as nausea, headache or weakness, or temporary nervous system

depression with dizziness, confusion, incoordination,

drowsiness or unconsciousness.

Higher exposures may lead to irritation of nose, throat, and

lungs with cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of

breath, temporary alteration of the heartÕs electrical

activity with irregular pulse, palpitations, or inadequate

circulation, or abnormal kidney function as detected by

laboratory tests. Gross overexposure may be fatal.


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(HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION - Continued)

Individuals with preexisting diseases of the central nervous

system, cardiovascular system, lungs or kidney may have

increased susceptibility to the toxicity of excessive

exposures.

Carcinogenicity Information

None of the components present in this material at concentrations

equal to or greater than 0.1% are listed by IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH

as a carcinogen.

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FIRST AID MEASURES

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First Aid

INHALATION

If high concentrations are inhaled, immediately remove to

fresh air. Keep person calm. If not breathing, give

artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give

oxygen. Call a physician.

SKIN CONTACT

In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of

water for at least 15 minutes. Treat for frostbite if

necessary, by gently warming affected area.

EYE CONTACT

In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of

water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.

INGESTION

Ingestion is not considered a potential route of exposure

Notes to Physicians

Because of possible disturbances of cardiac rhythm,

catecholamine drugs, such as epinephrine, should be used

with special caution only in situations of emergency life

support.

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FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

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# Flammable Properties

Flash Point : <-50 C (<-58 F)

Flammable limits in Air, % by Volume

LEL : 3.9

UEL : 16.9

Autoignition : 454 C (849 F)


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(FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES - Continued)

Fire and Explosion Hazards:

Flammable. Cylinders are equipped with temperature and

pressure relief devices but may still rupture under fire

conditions. Use water spray to cool cylinders and tanks.

HFC-152a fire decomposition by-products will include

hydrofluoric acid, and possibly carbonyl fluoride. Avoid

contact with these materials, which are toxic and

irritating. Evacuate personnel immediately in the event of a

fire involving HFC-152a.

Extinguishing Media

Water Spray, Water Fog, Dry Chemical.

Carbon dioxide. "Alcohol" foam.

Fire Fighting Instructions

Keep container cool with water spray. If gas exiting

container ignites, stop flow of gas. Do not put out the

fire unless leak can be stopped immediately. Self-contained

breathing apparatus (SCBA) is required if containers rupture

and contents are released under fire conditions.

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ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

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Safeguards (Personnel)

NOTE: Review FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES and HANDLING (PERSONNEL)

sections before proceeding with clean-up. Use appropriate

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT during clean-up.

Accidental Release Measures

If a spill can cause a concentration in excess of 1,000 ppm,

turn off valves and ignition sources. Evacuate area.

Ventilate area, especially low places where heavy vapors

might collect. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus

(SCBA).

If this product is spilled and not recovered, or is

recovered as a waste for treatment or disposal, the CERCLA

Reportable Quantity is 100 lbs. (Release of an unlisted

Hazardous Waste characteristic of ignitability).


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HANDLING AND STORAGE

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Handling (Personnel)

Avoid breathing high concentrations of vapors and avoid

liquid contact with skin or eyes. Use with sufficient

ventilation to keep employee exposure below recommended

limits. Lines and equipment which will contain "DYMEL" 152a

Aerosol Propellant should be pretested with nitrogen using

soapy water to detect leaks.

Storage

Clean, dry area. Do not heat above 52 deg C 125 deg F.

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EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

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Engineering Controls

Normal ventilation for standard manufacturing procedures is

generally adequate. Local exhaust should be used when large

amounts are released. Mechanical exhaust should be used in

low or enclosed places. Ground all equipment and cylinders

before use. Use explosion-proof electrical equipment rated

Class I, Group D in Division 1 locations. In Division 2

locations, all spark-producing electrical equipment must be

explosion-proof and rated Class I, Group D. Non-sparking

motors need not be explosion-proof.

Personal Protective Equipment

Impervious gloves and chemical splash goggles should be worn

when handling the liquid. Fire protective clothing (NOMEX)

with antistatic control should be worn when handling this

product. Under normal manufacturing conditions, no

respiratory protection is required when using this product.

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is required if a

large release occurs.

Exposure Guidelines

Exposure Limits

"DYMEL" 152a AEROSOL PROPELLANT

PEL (OSHA) : None Established

TLV (ACGIH) : None Established

AEL * (DuPont) : 1000 ppm, 8 Hr. TWA

WEEL (AIHA) : 1000 ppm, 8 Hr. TWA

* AEL is DuPontÕs Acceptable Exposure Limit. Where governmentally

imposed occupational exposure limits which are lower than the AEL

are in effect, such limits shall take precedence.


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PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

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Physical Data

Boiling Point : -25 C (-13 F)

Vapor Pressure : 87 psia at 25 deg C (77 deg F)

Vapor Density : 2.4 (Air = 1.0)

at 25 deg C (77 deg F)

% Volatiles : 100 WT%

Solubility in Water : 0.28 WT% @ 25 C (77 F) (87 psia)

Odor : Slight ethereal

Form : Gas

Color : Clear, colorless

Density : 0.90 g/cc at 25 deg C (77 deg F) - Liquid

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STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

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Chemical Stability

Material is stable. However, avoid open flames and high

temperatures.

Incompatibility with Other Materials

Incompatible with alkali or alkaline earth metals- powdered

Al, Zn, Be, etc.

Polymerization

Polymerization will not occur.

Other Hazards

Decomposition : Decomposition products are hazardous.

This material can be decomposed by high

temperatures (open flames, glowing metal

surfaces, etc.) forming hydrofluoric acid

and possibly carbonyl fluoride.

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TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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Animal Data

Oral ALD: >1500 mg/kg in rats

Inhalation ALC, 4 hr: 383,000 ppm in rats

HFC-152a has not been tested for skin and eye irritancy, nor

for animal sensitization.

Ingestion of single high doses of HFC-152a caused weight

loss and lethargy.


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(TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION - Continued)

Inhalation of high levels of HFC-152a caused labored

breathing, lung irritation, lethargy, incoordination and

loss of consciousness. Cardiac sensitization occurred in

dogs exposed to a concentration of 150,000 ppm in air and

given an intravenous epinephrine challenge.

Repeated inhalation exposures caused increased urinary

fluoride, reduced kidney weight, and reversible kidney

changes. Based on an independent peer review the reversible

kidney changes are considered artifacts of the tissue and

slide processing and not a compound related effect.

Animal testing demonstrate no carcinogenic activity nor

developmental effects. No animal data are available to

define reproductive effects of HFC-152a.

HFC-152a has not produced genetic damage in bacterial

cultures. There are reports indicating that HFC-152a

produced genetic damage in some mammalian cell culture

tests. A weak genotoxic effect in germ cells of Drosophila

melanogaster has been reported. It has not been tested in

animals.

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DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONTENTS OF CAN

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Waste Disposal in the event can is damaged.

Contents can be reclaimed by distillation. Or contents may be incinerated,

or can may be removed to a waste facility. Comply with Federal, State, and

local regulations.

This material may be a RCRA Hazardous waste upon disposal

due to the ignitability characteristic.

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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

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Shipping Information:

DOT-Domestic Ground Transportation ONLY

ORM-D

Proper Shipping Name; Difluoroethane

Hazard Class; 2.1

Un No. 1030

DOT/IMO Label: Flammable Gas

Shipping paper Information: Non Required

Mark Packages: Difluoroethane, Un 1030, DOT-SP11516

Placarding: None Required

 

DOT/IMO

Proper Shipping Name : 1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE

Hazard Class : 2.1

UN No. : 1030

DOT/IMO Label : FLAMMABLE GAS

Special Information : CARGO AIRCRAFT ONLY

Shipping Containers

Cylinders

Ton Tanks


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REGULATORY INFORMATION

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U.S. Federal Regulations

TSCA Inventory Status : Reported/Included.

TITLE III HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONS SECTIONS 311, 312

Acute : Yes

Chronic : No

Fire : Yes

Reactivity : No

Pressure : Yes

LISTS:

SARA Extremely Hazardous Substance -No

CERCLA Hazardous Substance -(*)

SARA Toxic Chemicals -No

*See Disposal Information

"DYMEL" 152a is a flammable gas as defined by OSHA in 29CFR

1910.1200(c). Use of this product may require compliance

with 29CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly

Hazardous Chemicals.

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OTHER INFORMATION

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NFPA, NPCA-HMIS

NPCA-HMIS Rating

Health : 1

Flammability : 4

Reactivity : 1

Personal Protection rating to be supplied by user depending on use

conditions.

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The data in this Material Safety Data Sheet relates only to the

specific material designated herein and does not relate to use in

combination with any other material or in any process.

Responsibility for MSDS : MSDS Coordinator

> : DuPont Fluoroproducts

Address : Wilmington, DE 19898

Telephone : (800) 441-7515

# Indicates updated section.

This information is based upon technical information believed to be

reliable. It is subject to revision as additional knowledge and

experience is gained.

 

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